Get your pup accustomed to car rides. Start short, positive drives to build comfort.
Visit the vet for a checkup before the trip. Ensure vaccinations and medications are up-to-date.
Update your dog's ID tag with current contact information. Ensure the microchip details are accurate.
Pack food, water, bowls, leash, waste bags, and a first aid kit for your dog.
Plan frequent breaks for potty breaks and stretches. Research pet-friendly rest areas along the route.
Use a secured crate or seatbelt harness. Never let your dog ride with their head out the window
Bring familiar bedding and toys to create a cozy space for your dog in the car.